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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom

?43Iai1 i

Cloudy and colder, with
possible snow flurries


edical Schools Consider Curricula Re)
By DAVID KNOKE the atmosphere of a graduate medical schools being stuffy and Critics of medical school policies needed to match the population Community Mental Health Center He
school, not of a trade school." conservative institutions. have often pointed out that among surge. La; and various poverty war pro- schoi
A pending revision of the Harv- In a meeting last Friday, the As for the University's medical the 10,000 annually rejected many In May, 1966, Dr. Alex Gerber, grams. to t
afd Medical School's curriculum' Harvard medical faculty showed a school, it has its own curriculum applicants would make qualified a Los Angeles surgeon wrote in Vice-President Hubert Hum- hosp
for the first time in half a cen generally favorable attitude to- study committee which has been candidates. The Association of "Medical Economics" that "four- phrey wrote that "the new laws do care
tury, may be the harbinger of a wards adoption of the committee's in deliberation for several months American Medical Colleges has es- teen new schools and a thousand not heal, they merely provide the "T
movement to reform curricula in proposed reforms. The Crimson and will soon present its recom- timated that a third Of these graduates a year are now forecast resources whereby skilled men and oppo
medical colleges across the cou-pot
try. Harvard's actions will be student newspaper reported: mendations for changes to keep would make good medical students for 1975. This increased output women in society can.heal." post
aimed largelys atInsig s- " nup with the advances in medical if facilities were available to take will not balance the projected The physician's role in society hosp
aimed largely at increasing stu- "A number of the speakers knowledge. them. Only 7,940 physicians were population growth." was the subject of a speech by ente
dent freedom to take more elective blamed the large number of labs The noticeable decline in the graduated in 1965. Within the foreseeable future, Harvard Medical Dean Robert othe
courses, to begin specialization a student must attend each day, number of physicians for each Just a decade ago, the president each physician will be required to Ebert before the Association of hosp
earlier and to reduce the number as well as the rigidity of the cur- segment of the general population of the American Medical Associ- care for additional numbers of American Medical Colleges 77th thin
of required lectures. riculum, for taking the flair out of has been increasing. Greer Wil- ation was optimistically proclaim- patients. What can be done to annual meeting last week. He cited and,
A faculty committee of the the 'dazzing' students who enter liams, a Rockefeller Foundation ing the capacity of schools to pro- keep physician quality from de- a notable lack of concern among shou
Harvard Med School released a Med School ... But while most of consultant, analyzed the records of vide enough physicians to keep up clining? medical schools for incorporating Eb
report early last month with rec- the faculty members agreed that 66 four-year medical schools and with a growing population. The Federal Government is be- community responsibility into the ties
ommendations for streamlining the curriculum is now too rigid' found that only 46 of them had Yet just two years ago the coming increasingly involved in all teaching environment, scho
the student programs by begin- several said they feared any stepped-up their production of S u r g e o n General's consultant areas of medical training and "This is not surprising," said plan:
ning specialization within the changes." physicians. A dozen schools had group, the Bane Commission, re- patient service under a dozen new Ebert, "for the medical schools city
school itself. The report also asked The stimulus for change has actually stopped growing or de- ported that the population was al- programs. have never assumed community servi
for a reduction in the amount of been building up across the coun- clined; among those were Harvard, ready outgrowing the medical These include the Health Pro- responsibility was their business. the
"factual information and memor- try for several yeas. Many doc- Johns H o p k i n s, Pennsylvania, school supply. The Commission at fessions Education Assistance Acts The health care system was plan- medi
izing pressed upon the students. tors and professors are concerned Stanford, Northwestern, Vander- that time stated that 60 per cent of 1963, the Nurses Training Act ned interms of taining particular thee
The medical school should have with the image of the nation's 88 bilt and Tulane, increase in M.D. output would be of 1964, the Medicare Act, the kinds of doctors." and

suggested that medical
ols review their relationships
he city and other voluntary
itals in which patients are
d for,
here are two diametrically
sed views," he said. "The
ure usually assumed by city
itals is that all patients who
r should be paid for. The
r view is that the teaching
ital should subjugate every-
g to the needs for teaching
research and admissions
Id- be selective."
ert suggested medical' facul-
bridge the gap between the
'ols and commhunity health
ning by contracting with the
hospitals to provide total
ces to the people served by
hospital - using university
cal manpower and financing
ffort, with funds from federal
state programs.

Launch New
Psychology Students
Predict Expansion To
Broadly Based Group
A novel approach to the student poin
advisory- committee idea will be
launched at the University when Na
undergraduate psychology students app
meet tomorrow evening. The new a n
organization's f i r s t gathering, pub
scheduled for 7:30 in Aud. A of ing
Angell- Hall, will be highlighted assi,
with a "scientific travelogue" pre-
sented by Prof. James McConnell.
Dan Wojcik, '67, currently a
member of the Undergraduate befo
Psychology Advisory Committee, th
e xplained that the new Associa- the
tion will not be a typical academic
advisory committee in that it will
not consist merely of a "small atio
hand-picked students group pass- pled
ing information to the faculty." to c
Rather, Wojcik continued, "it
hopefully will be an organization
with a broad base of support, in-
cluding as many psychology ma- in
jors as are interested-probably deve
"200 students or more."
The objectives of the proposed Pre
association have been defined as
follows: - Cat
" to be a sounding board for all
criticisms and suggestions con- and
cerning t h e improvement of
courses, teaching methods, etc:
within the department; few
* to serve as an intermediary is c
catalyst for student-faculty con- judg
tacts. A recent survey of psychol-
S ogy faculty members found 47 of
them willing to tutor five stu-
dents each over a two-year period awa
(junior and senior years). B.F
0 to increase psychology student Smi
cohesiveness by involvng students $40,
in departmental social functions
such as a supper club, film fes-
9 tival, TG's, etc.
1 to co-ordinate and .sponsor them
specialized services of particular the
interest to psychology students.
These would include a collection
of graduate school catalogues and that
applications and an employment Uni
bureau designed to put faculty $2,4
' and students in touch with one den
another and with their research
needs and abilities. equ

Third Party
thi Ba Formation'


DEAN JAMES B. WALLACE of the music school announced
ee administrative appointments yesterday. Eugene W. Troth,
merly assistant to the dean and professor of music was ap-
rted assistant dean, in charge of the University division of the
tional Music Camp at Interlochen. Michael H. Stone was
ointed assistant to the dean in charge of school relations,
new post that deals with' information services, human and
lic relations, and the placement of graduates in college teach-
positions. Robert T. Warmann was appointed administrative
istant in charge of admissions, counselling and registration.
*.* * *
ore the American Forestry Association last night, announced
creation of a professorship of outdoor recreation, endowed
Laurance Rockefeller.
The Samuel Trask Dana Endowed Chair of outdoor Recre-
n, first of its kind in the nation, is being made possible by a
dge of $200,000 from Rockefeller, contingent upon other gifts
omplete the $500,000 endowment.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY has lifted its ban on drinking
men's dormitories in what officials described as a move to
elop greater responsibility among students, The Associated
ss has reported.
Rev. Anthony J. Zeits, director of student personnel at the
holic-supported institution with an enrollment of 6,700, said
male students would be allowed to keep and drink both beer
hard liquor in their dormitory rooms.
Father Zeits said penalties would be imposed against "those
students who misuse alcoholic beverages. The university
onvinced that most students will exercise good and reasonable
arding of grants to three University professors. Prof. Robert
Helling, Prof. Peter B. Kaufman, and Prof. Alexander H.
th, all of the botany department, were granted sums of
600 $60 dM $1i.45 400 res ecrtivel_

Boulding Supporters
- View Campaign As
Important Alternative
The winner of the election in
the second congressional district
is of secondary importance to
those working for Mrs. Elise
Boulding, write-in peace candidate
running against State Rep. Mar-
vin Esch (Republican) and incum-
bent Rep. Weston Vivian (Demo-
According to Edward Geffner,
Mrs. Boulding's campaign man-
ager, the campaign has given a
"small .group of voters the option
of not voting for the lesser of two
evils. The issues will still be
around after the campaign and so
will the dissatisfied voters whose
needs are not met by the two
major political parties."
The Boulding campaign, says
one of Mrs. Boulding's workers,
can be viewed as another entree
into public affairs by those people
who find that the present parties
can not or will not meet their
needs. The effect of Mrs. Bould
ing's campaign is to sensitize those
people outside the present system.
The debate last week in Ann
Arbor between the three candi-
dates, says another Boulding work-
er, would have been far different
without a peace candidate. Issues
like Viet Nam, civil liberties, and
the draft are being discussed with,
a new urgency.I
"Our job after the election is
to find those people that vote for
Mrs. Boulding, keep them togetherI
and build from there."
BL t "jb UildliUa frnm fh AUIXL± in

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi


The wall surrounding the construction area of the new Administration Bldg. has become the site of
"fieldwork" projects for students in basic design classes 'in the school of Architecture and Design.
Several professors in A & D were each given one of the four walls for their classes to decorate
several weeks ago, and since then colorful abstract designs have replaced the political slogans
which first graced the walls.
Local Mothers Form Union
To Enlarge Welfare Benefits

For Regent
Murphy, Brown Say
Collective Bargaining
Should Be Instituted
Incumbent Regent Irene Mur-
phy, Democrat and Robert Brown,
Republican, two of the four candi-
.dates seeking two Regental seats
in the November elections, both
say the University should recog-
nize unions as bargaining agents
for its employes.
The pair gave their views in a
television program broadcast last
night by WMSB-TV, Michigan
State University's station. They
were interviewed by John Gagnon,
news editor of the Wayne Daily
Collegian, Kyle Kerbawy, editor of
the Michigan State News and
Mark R. Killingsworth, editor of
The Daily.
Referring to a present public
employe collective bargaining law,
Mrs. Murphy said the University
should "contest and comply" with
the law at the same time.
Collective Bargaining
Indicating her support for col-
lective bargaining here,,.she stress-
ed that the University has op-
posed the law in court solely as a
possible threat to its autonomy,
adding that the Regents are hesi-
tant to set up a bargaining sys-
tem of their own withot State
Labor Mediation. Board approval
since this might constitute an un-
fair labor practice.
Agreeing with Mrs. Murphy's
acceptance of unions, Brown said
that the major "point of conflict"
lies in determining how many
bargaining agents should repre-
sent University employes. He in-
dicated he favored one union to
represent all University employes.
The candidates were also asked
to what extent they felt students
should be able to participate in
decision-making processes of the
Mrs Murphy said "policies re-
main for a long time but the stu-
dents are only transient" and
therefore "should not try to en-
grave their viewpoint in the ce-
ment" but students should be able
to express their opinions in an
advisory capacity to the adminis-
tration, she added.
Brown agreed with Mrs. Mur-
phy, but specified thatn the
c se of the draft referendum, that
while "the Regents have backed
away from class 'standing,' he
thought "gradesshould be trans-
mitted" in order to aid the stu-
dent in complying with the Selec-
tive Service System.
Rising Tuition
Asked about rising tuition, Mrs.
Murphy stated that "new con-
cepts are needed to meet the new
economics of the 20th century."
She added that the state Legis-
lature should realize that, by in-
vesting a certain amount in a stu-
dent's education, they receive in-
creasing returns at the end of his
education. She cited the GI Bill
as having resulted in a twenty-
fold return in added tax reve-
nues on its initial investment in
education for armed service vet-
Brown said the concept of a
sliding fee schedule based on abil-
ity to pay needed more specific
definition before it could be put
into effect. But he added that he

,ou 4>,z, ana , 0fu
mselves in school, but sin
money has been uncollecti
The annual report of the
8,420 loans, worth $3,692
versity last year. The prey
71,119. At the end of 1965
t loans outstanding in the a
ivalent training and experi

End of Apollo Proje
Tightened Federal

p c vry. bu aung from iere ' oes
not necessarily mean the forma- By BETSY TURNER
frequently borrow money to keep tion of a third political party o .m
based on the issues of the Bould- An organization to nHumanize
ce 1897, less than one per cent of ing platform Existing Welfare, consisting of
ible. 30 to 45 mothers who are recip-
Geffner explains that the pres- ients of funds under the program
e business office for 1965-66 shows ent canvassing done by Boulding of Aid to Dependent Children and
,220, were made to students by the workers has greatly expanded the welfare, has been formed in Wash-
ious year's 6,101 loans amounted to organization. Many people who tenaw County.
-66, the University had 15,764 stu- felt that their political leanings The group has presented to the
amount of $7,997,779. ' were not being expressed by the County Department of Social Serv-
two major parties have now found ices 12 basic demands for serv-
ence. a vehicle to voice their views. ices and treatment which they feel
-__-_ they are entitled to but are not
"Existing policies are either in-
adequate or not followed," said
SMrs. Kate Emerson, one of the
members of HEW.
ct Cited aso Cause of ; epeenatvs of the organi-
zation will meet with the super-
visor of Social Services, Myrna
l e ea l 'Goss, and other members of the
iesearch~ Spending SaeWlreDptmnof
local department tomorrow.
State Welfare Department of-
ficials pointed out yesterday, how-
is- among the three major agencies- ucational activities in 1965 totalled ever, that welfare policies are made
of Defense, NASA and AEC - is $2.3 billion, not at the county but at the
he matched by an increase in the Although the 15 states contain- state and national levels.
in budget shares of the 28 other ing 65 per cent of the country's The major demands of the group
he agencies which hold about 16 per population received 69 per cent of include: more information on pol-
ch cent of the 1967 budget. The dol- the money, support was even fur- icy changes before they take ef-
A's lar increase from $2.1 to $2.5 bil- ther concentrated in those colleges fect; more money for essential
be. lion will apply to such areas as and universities with large science needs; a review of aid termination
ns health, natural resources, environ- and engineering programs. In 100 policies; and protection of HEW
p- mental control, transportation and institutions of higher learning, against alleged harrassment from
m- educational methods. nearly- all of them Ph.D.-granting welfare workers.
n- The projections for 1967 are schools, total allocation- was $1.8 Aid, to Dependent Children is
e- 'based on the President's budget billion, or 77 per cent of the total.'designed to provide funds for
requests presented to Congress in 'U' Gets $58.8 Million mothers who are the sole source
n- January, 1966, and a survey of the The Department of Health, Ed- of support for their families. In
ut needs of 35 federal agencies made ucation and Welfare granted over order to be eligible, a woman must
ss. by the National Science Founda- $1.33 billion, followed by the De- be separated from her husband or
tic tion. partment of Defense with 11.6 per else he must be unemploved or

never given a chance to get the
education or training that would
qualify us for the positions."
The Union is further demand-
ing that the rights of the mothers
to continuing education' and job
training be listed in writing. The
group claims that "many welfare
recipients have been afraid that
ADC would find out they were at--
tending school and would subse-
quently be taken off welfare."
Welfare policy requires a moth-
er to seek employment, if she has
only oneschild, when the child is
two years old. The policy, how-
ever, does allow the mother to.
substitute school attendance for
the job requirement but the funds
for the schooling must be provid-
ed by a source other than wel-
The union statement also in-
sists that budget information and
changes in rules and regulations
be made known before the changes

go into effect. Mrs. Goss said,
"often the office does not know
of the changes which are to be
made more than a week before
they are to go into effect. Local
boards have no say about policy
Thomas Cook of the State Wel-
fare Department in Lansing said
yesterday, "Attempts have been
made to explain changes in publi-.
cations sent with the pay checks
but they are usually not under-
stood, and much confusion is caus-
ed atthe local offices due to in-
Another demand of the group
is the prompt delivery of checks.
Members of the organization re-
port that a majority of their
checks -have come at least one
or two days late and several have
been as much as two weeks late.
Mrs. Goss says she is not aware
of any rise in the number of checks
See MOTHERS, Page 2

The long - suspected levelling-
off of federal research and de-
velopment spending has apparent-
ly begun.
From a small 0.8 per cent of the
1940 budget of $9 billion, to 15 per
cent of the estimated 1967 budget
of $112, federal spending on R&D
has grown in an unbroken rise,

and the Atomic Energy Commi
sion accounted for 85 per cent
the projected 1967 budget. T
"sixties shift" which resulted
the slow-down is attributed to t
wind-up in construction of laun
and test facilities for NASA
Project Apollo lunar landing prol
The drop in federal allocatio

NSF Announces Two New
Instruction, Research Plans'

since the post-World War period. for plant, applied and develo
Yet in the period 1964-67, the most mental research is slightly cor
significant characteristic of fed- pensated for by a continuing i
eral R&D support is its holding crease in support for basic r

steady for two years and its pre-
dicted drop in fiscal 1967 to 14
per cent of the budget. This will
amount to $15.9 billion.
The tremendous growth R&D

I search.
Basic research is aimed at i
vestigating natural laws witho
regard for immediate usefulne<
Concentrated largelv in academ

'The National Science Founda-
tion announced it has instituted
two new programs and made
changes in a third in an effort to
upgrade science instruction and
research at "potentially" top
science instutions.
The new programs are the Col-
lege Science Improvement Pro-

ment Program will encourage the
colleges to formulate and put into
effect *plans calculated to improve
the preparations of students for
careers in science, including teach-
The Departmental Science De-
velopment Program is designed to


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